Religion calendar, March 24-30, 2017

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Science Says: Who and what is to blame for cancer?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet?

Economists study how lack of education raises death risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found.

Legends of the game at museum

SPRINGFIELD — The popular Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will open on Friday an exhibit about one of the greatest sports rivalry in the state — the Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals.

The "Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry" will feature artifacts, photographs and related events in the Illinois Gallery of the museum.

New idea shakes up dinosaur family tree

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree.

Scientists who took a deeper look at dinosaur fossils suggest a different evolutionary history for dinosaurs, moving theropods such as T. Rex to a new branch of the family tree and hinting at an earlier and more northern origin for dinosaurs.

Survey finds exchange students think U.S. high schools easier

WASHINGTON (AP) — Easier classes, less homework and lots of sports — this is how American high schools are viewed by students from other countries studying in the U.S.

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestor: Diversity featured in new Irish Lives Remembered

The most recent issue of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy Magazine (Issue 36, Spring 2017) "is devoted to diversity and the hidden histories and prejudices of the past." Genealogists who discover persons in the family tree who do not "fit in" because of their relationships with others or with the laws at the time will probably find this issue especially meaningful.

Meg Makes: A cookie recipe worth tracking down

Today's recipe comes from my colleague, Della Runyan. She made these cookies and shared them at work, and I immediately tracked her down and asked for the recipe. She said they're a favorite in her family.

My Amish Home: A snowstorm to welcome me back to work

"Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning, and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil." Joel 2:12-13

Music for the sole

John McMahon of Champaign knows the power that music can have on a runner in the later miles of a marathon.